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Dr. Wilson,

We have a 2-yr-old male beagle/blue heeler mix and he is very aggressive towards other male dogs and he has also shown signs of aggression to our 11-year old son on occasion. When he loses his temper it's almost as if something snaps and he loses control completely and I am worried that we might have to get rid of him if this behavior continues, because as much as we love him, we feel it is our responsibility to keep our child safe and it we can no longer trust him to leave him alone with our son.

Smartliving Guest asked this
September 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM



There are several things you could try. You could give our homeopathic Anxietrex to modify the mental emotional component, but I would also seek a veterinary acupuncturist trained in Chinese medicine in case there is an imbalance in Liver energy which can make animals more aggressive. If there is pain or discomfort in the body, individuals will also be more short-tempered. If there are no physical causes found then a good dog trainer could be helpful in enabling your dog to understand the correct pecking order. This problem needs to be addressed now before someone is hurt. Aggression cannot be tolerated. Sometimes a dog is not suitable for one family because of temperament but would do fine with another. It is better to prevent an unfortunate incident. Please let us know how you do.

Best regards,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 18, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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